NC Bookwatch

Gwendoline Fortune: Growing Up Nigger Rich

Season 9 Episode 604 | 26m 46s

Born in Houston, Texas, Gwendoline Y. Fortune grew up hearing stories of her "mixed blood" heritage: a free-born black great-grandfather, Native Americans, Scot-Irishmen, a cowboy grandfather, a Confederate great-grandfather and relatives who were missionaries in pre-World War II China. She went to college at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since. Selections from Growing Up Nigger Ric

Aired: 04/04/07

Rating: NR

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